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Baker Online

Business Management Degree

Bachelor of Business Administration

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Matthew R. Bice, PhD

Dean, School of Professional & Graduate Studies

Earn a Business Management Degree at Baker University

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Develop and refine the management skills that today’s global business environment demands.

Earning a degree in business management from Baker University helps you understand the ins and outs of how business truly works. You’ll also discover how your newfound talents can have a positive, long-term impact on the people you work with—and the organization you work for.

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Whether you want to lead people, run a department of your own, or create effective company strategy, a business degree in management will provide you with a foundation you can build on in any environment.

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Baker’s business management degree emphasizes a flexible curriculum to prepare you for a wide variety of career paths. While you learn, you’ll also develop adaptable business management skills:

  • Build effective interpersonal and group relationships.
  • Gain broad knowledge about all aspects of business—from sales to finance.
  • Resolve the complex management issues that arise as new ways of working emerge.
  • Guide and support changing workplaces as they embrace hybrid workforces and data-driven decision-making.

Along the way, our expert faculty are by your side to provide coaching and support based on their own management experiences.

This online degree in business management is designed by working professionals for those who want to earn a business degree in management—but don’t have lots of time.

All it takes is 42 credit hours. Once your courses are complete, you’ll have a business management degree that leads to many types of careers.

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Business Management Degree Details

Learning doesn’t have to happen in a classroom. You can earn an online degree in business management at Baker University without relocating or leaving your full-time job.

  • Earn your business management degree online from anywhere.
  • Accelerated classes help you finish coursework quickly.
  • Take one course at a time.
  • Thrive in a well-known program designed for working professionals.
  • Earn your business degree in management in as few as two years, depending on transfer credits.

Start your journey by taking the first step in the admissions process.

Business Management Degree Program Highlights

Choosing a major in management is a decision that will provide lasting value.

Here are just a few reasons to consider earning a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a major in management at Baker University:

Rankings and affordability. Baker University is highly ranked for best online programs, offering the highest ROI in Kansas and the highest average salary among graduates of universities in Kansas.

Real-world relevancy. The lessons, skills, and tactics you learn in class translate directly to your workplace. Your colleagues will take note as you apply what you learn to your current role to positively affect morale, profit, and processes.

Ongoing support. From answering questions about returning to school to finalizing enrollment, your enrollment recruiter will be with you at every step. From there, you’ll have an academic advisor who guides you through degree completion planning, helps you manage course scheduling, and connects you to resources for success.

Lasting connections. Baker believes in the value of relationships. Create close connections with faculty who want to see you succeed as you earn a business management degree. Interact with active alumni who support our Bachelor of Business Administration program and can guide you to lucrative employment opportunities.

Individual attention. Even though you’re earning an online degree in business management, you’ll feel like part of a real-life community. Personalized attention from professors and career-advising professionals gives you the support you need.

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4+1 Bachelor’s to MBA Dual Degree Program

Students who earn an undergraduate business degree from Baker Online or College of Arts and Sciences in Baldwin City can earn their bachelor’s degree and MBA in five years. This program is open to current students and graduates.

Students participating in the 4+1 program must complete seven of the 10 required courses to earn their MBA. Academic advisors will design an academic plan for students that will allow them to complete the remaining 21 credit hours in one year.

What Can You Do With a Business Management Degree?

Build the authority, skills, and qualifications you need to set realistic and achievable goals, motivate team members, and make things happen.

Organizations of all kinds are looking for people with management skills who can also foster good relationships, take initiative, solve problems, and make smart decisions.

While you earn an online degree in business management at Baker, you’ll also build expertise in these areas:

  • Agility and strategy
  • Economics
  • Finance and accounting
  • Management and leadership
  • Marketing and business development
  • Project planning
  • Technology

Earning your BBA with a major in management is the start of your new future. Pursue a position in a new field, get that promotion, or become a better manager.

Career Paths: Major in Management

Nearly every type of business is searching for leaders to help them meet objectives and build a competitive edge. Earning our online degree in business management can qualify you for positions in several fields, including these:

  • Advertising
  • Business development
  • Finance
  • Government
  • Health care
  • Human resources and talent acquisition
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofits
  • Project management
  • Real estate
  • Retail
  • Sales or customer service
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Exceptional Experiences: Business Degree in Management

We’ll help you make time. Your schedule may be full, but you can seamlessly blend our coursework with the commitments you already have. New classes start every six weeks, and online classes are held year-round.

Study with management experts. Baker’s business instructors have decades of real-world work experience. They’re successful business management professionals, spanning a wide range of fields. They’re not only professors, but also mentors. You’ll learn from their successes and failures as they challenge you to reflect on and critically examine what you learn.

Show the world you’re one of a kind. A business management degree from Baker stands out. This credential tells potential employers that you have what it takes to meet high standards—and the knowledge and skills to effect positive change.

Earn course credit in new ways. Baker’s Prior Learning and Assessment Center offers flexible, efficient ways to recognize the college-level learning you already have through work experience. We can help you find ways to earn credit in nontraditional ways, saving time and money.

Financial Support to Earn Your Business Management Degree

Baker University is highly ranked for its online degree in business management, offering the highest ROI in Kansas and the highest average salary among graduates of universities in Kansas. Find out what types of support are available to you as you earn your BBA in Management, making the degree even more affordable.

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Tuition & Fees

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Baker Is Military Friendly

Military Advanced Education named Baker University one of America’s Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities. Veterans and active-duty service members and their spouses may qualify for tuition discounts.

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Meet Our Students

“Throughout my time at Baker University, the professors have been great. I’ve actually been implementing a lot of the [course] material into my own business. If someone would’ve told me years ago that I would be a 4.0 student at a highly accredited university, I never would have believed it.”

—Craig | Bachelor of Business Administration, ’18

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What You’ll Study: Online Degree in Business Management

Every Baker BBA course you take is online and lasts six weeks. All our classes are available year-round so you can fit them in.

These are just a few of the curriculum offerings that make up Baker’s Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in management:

Multinational Management: Learn about decision-making as it relates to planning, organizing, and controlling multinational organizations. Uncover the nuances of overseas operations, including international finance, trade barriers, joint ventures, partnerships, political risks, and human resources.

Negotiation and Conflict Resolution: As you learn about the psychodynamics of conflict, you’ll also study the evolution and application of conflict resolution so you’re ready to constructively interact and lead.

Sales and Sales Processes: Study the marketing research process, including methods and techniques for collection, analysis, and interpretation of data for consumer and business marketing—as well as how to use research data to make decisions.

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Related Programs at Baker University

In addition to management, Baker University’s Bachelor of Business Administration program offers two other majors:

  • Business leadership major: Explore real-world challenges and gain problem-solving experience as you find innovative ways to overcome business obstacles.
  • Marketing major: Build knowledge and skills to plan, develop, deliver, and manage marketing strategies for a variety of businesses and organizations.

BBA students can also choose to minor in criminal justice or psychology or add a concentration in human resources.

 

Course Work & Requirements

Admission Requirements

Graduation Requirements

BBA Core Courses - Upper Division

Management Major Courses (18 hours)